Colophonic Reflections on Dǝrsanä Ṣǝyon and Kǝbrä Nägäśt

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Tefera, Amsalu (2014)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.17.1.858
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies; Literature | edition; homily; Kebra Nagast; Zion | ddc:090 | ddc:200 | ddc:400 | ddc:930 | ddc:960

This article briefly describes and discusses three Ethiopic manuscripts jointly containing Dǝrsanä Ṣǝyon ‘homily on [the glory of] Zion’ followed by Kǝbrä Nägäśt ‘Dignity of Kings’ as a single literary unit. It also lists the incipit and desinit of each manuscript with their peculiar features. Finally, an edition and translation of their lengthy colophon is presented.